White Plains, N.Y. — An ex-IBM Corp. software developer has pleaded guilty in New York to economic espionage and theft-of-a-trade secret. Xu Jiaqiang (shoo jee-ah-chahng) entered the plea Friday in White Plains federal court. Prosecutors say in a release that the 31-year-old onetime Beijing, China, resident stole computer code to benefit the National Health and Planning Commission of the People´s Republic of China. Xu was first arrested in December 2015 in White Plains. Sentencing was set for Oct. 13. IBM has declined to comment on the case. Xu had been accused of stealing and converting
Comments: Just think how much money such companies save by hiring those cheap H1-B visa holders/foreign spies versus American programmers who need higher salaries to pay off their outlandish student loans.
New York — A 37-year-old Egyptian man who lives in Staten Island, N.Y. was arrested Friday after threatening to kill "all the Americans in Penn Station," according to a report. Mohamed Nasar was a passenger in a taxi near New York Penn Station around 12:20 p.m. when he rolled down his window and signaled to a man in another vehicle, according to DNAInfo.com. (Snip) The man quickly called police and Nasar was arrested when he got out of the cab at with a turquoise box at the corner of 8th Avenue and 31st Street. He was charged with making terroristic
Several teenagers who were involved in a deadly crash after stealing two cars had a whopping 126 arrests between the six of them. Keontae Brown, 16, Jimmie Goshey, 14, and Dejarae Thomas, 16, died after allegedly racing a stolen car through a red light going 100mph and smashed into another car. Keontae Brown´s younger brother Keondrae, 14, was also in the car but survived after the vehicle was launched into the air before bursting into flames in Palm Harbor, Florida on Sunday morning. They were allegedly playing a ´cat-and-mouse´ game with Kamal Campbell, 18, and Deyon Kaigler, 16, who were
A 26-year-old man was found dead at the home of a well-known Democratic party donor late last month of an apparent drug overdose. The incident occurred on July 27 around 7.22pm at the West Hollywood home of Ed Buck, a high-profile political activist and wealthy contributor to the California and Los Angeles County Democratic Party. (Snip) ´[Buck] would have my son to go out to… Santa Monica Boulevard looking for young gay black guys so he could inject them with drugs, see their reaction and how [they] would react and take pictures of them.´
This picture is believed to show the suspected terrorist shot and arrested in connection with this morning´s attack in Paris, which saw six soldiers injured when a BMW mowed down their patrol. Hamou Bachir, 36, is under armed guard in hospital after he was ´seriously wounded´ in a fierce gunfight close to the northern port town of Boulogne-sur-Mer after he was intercepted driving towards Calais. (Snip) The suspect - who also uses the name Benlatreche - is thought to be an illegal immigrant who was subject to a ‘foreigner infraction’ notice meaning he faced deportation to Algeria, which used to be French
During a sweep, immigration agents nabbed 32 convicted sex offenders on Long Island and held them for deportation. The offenders, with convictions ranging from sex abuse to attempted rape, were grabbed during a 10-day crackdown that ended Aug. 3, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. The initiative was dubbed “Operation SOAR,” an acronym for Sex Offender Alien Removal. (Snip) Twelve of the nabbed are registered sex offenders, including a 24-year-old man from El Salvador arrested for sexual contact with a 4-year-old girl in Wyandanch, ICE officials said. A 36-year-old Guatemalan man was picked up
New video has emerged showing Malia Obama dozing off after a ruckus night at Chicago´s Lollapalooza music festival on Friday. The video shows the former first daughter being driven from the festival site in a golf cart like a true VIP. Sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle, 19-year-old Malia appears to have already fallen asleep. But the movements of the car causes her head to jolt up a few times, though she doesn´t seem to open her eyes. A Secret Service officer in a yellow jacket clears the way for the golf cart, while another man drives the vehicle.
Brussels police opened fire on a car packed with explosives after a high-speed chase through the suburb of Molenbeek. Shots were fired at the vehicle after it became stuck in traffic and the driver reversed into a police car. Police cordoned off the area and told residents to remain indoors while military units checked for explosives. (Snip) ´When the police arrested him, he claimed to have explosives so not to take any risk, the army has been called in to check.´ She said ´mentally unstable´ suspect was from Rwanda and was not known to have a police record. The vehicle was reportedly registered in Germany.
Fox News´s Kat Timpf slammed President Trump on Tuesday for his "disgusting" press conference in which he again blamed "both sides" for the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, stepping back from his direct condemnation of white supremacist groups a day earlier. "It was one of the biggest messes I’ve ever seen. I can’t believe it happened," said Timpf, a co-host of “The Fox News Specialists.” “It is honestly crazy for me to have to comment on this right now because I’m still in the phase where I am wondering if it was actually real life —
Mitt Romney fired back at President Trump for saying “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white supremacist rally over the weekend, claiming that the two clashing groups were more “morally different universes.” “No, not the same. One side is racist, bigoted, Nazi. The other opposes racism and bigotry. Morally different universes,” Romney tweeted Tuesday. (Tweet) Romney was responding to Trump’s comments Tuesday that “both sides” were to blame for the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. on Saturday. Trump drew fire for saying Saturday that "many sides" were to blame for the violence at the
President Trump should have left well enough alone. His Monday denunciation of costumed sheet-wearers and Nazi wanna-bes could have cleared the way for Americans of all stripes to focus their outrage on things that matter more than presidential words. That would be the violence that is infecting our politics and the frightening acceptance of it as the new normal. But Trump’s defiance yesterday is sure to keep the media pot boiling over his rhetoric instead of an ominous reality. Namely, that real protestors don’t carry baseball bats, crowbars and mace. Yet Saturday’s bloody clash in Charlottesville showed that many on
The president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing has resigned from President Trump´s American Manufacturing Council, making him the fifth business leader to do so. “I’m resigning from the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative because it´s the right thing for me to do,” Scott Paul tweeted Tuesday. (Snip) Paul´s exit comes amid backlash over the president´s response to the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend. Paul is joining Kenneth Frazier, the CEO of major pharmaceutical company Merck; Kevin Plank, the CEO of Under Armour; and Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, who all resigned from the president’s
Some House Democrats renewed calls for Congress to impeach President Trump on Tuesday after he resorted to blaming "both sides´ for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Va., this past weekend organized by white nationalist groups. "POTUS is showing signs of erratic behavior and mental instability that place the country in grave danger," said Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., in a tweet Tuesday night. "Time to invoke the 25th Amendment." (Tweet) Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., also called on Republicans to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump. "As we once again hear Donald J. Trump defend those responsible for the deadly riot in Charlottesville
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has weighed in on the weekend´s violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, castigating Donald Trump without naming him. ´We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis,´ McConnell said in a statement. The choice of words, while careful, appeared to push back against Trump´s claim on Tuesday that some ´very fine people´ were among a crowd of white supremacists who rallied in the college town. McConnell´s wife, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, stood next to Trump on Tuesday as he insisted both sides of the weekend´s clash bore some responsibility for
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina warned President Trump on Wednesday that his “words are dividing Americans, not healing them” in the wake of the bloody clashes in Virginia that has sparked a national conversation about white supremacists and race. Mr. Graham also vowed that Republicans will “fight back against the idea that the party of Lincoln has a welcome mat out for the David Dukes of the world.” “Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like